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Halloween Brain Cake

Have a bit of spooky fun with this very life-like Halloween brain cake recipe.

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Edible Fake Blood

Make your own realistic edible fake blood for Halloween. Give your spooky cakes that extra ghoulish touch. Makes a good dipping suace for fingers too!

corned beef hash with eggs on top

Corned Beef Hash

A really simple dinner you can make using a few ingredients you have in the cupboard. Corned beef hash is ready to eat in 30 minutes.

Lamb shanks in massaman curry sauce

Thai Style Massaman Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks and Massaman curry were made for each other. This incredibly easy Thai-style recipe slow cooks them in the oven until the meat is falling off the bone, braised in a rich, coconut Massaman curry sauce.

Welsh Lamb Cawl

This simple traditional Welsh lamb cawl or soup is a real winter warmer with chunky vegetables and tender lamb. Serve with crusty fresh bread and some cheese for a really hearty family meal.

clotted cream in a bowl

English Clotted Cream

Clotted cream is a speciality from the counties of Devon and Cornwall in Southwest England. As it’s name suggests it is thick, rich and the ideal accompaniment to scones.

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Spaghetti with Spinach, Chilli and Anchovies

If like me you enjoy the intense fishy saltiness of anchovies then you will love this slant on one of Nigella’s recipes from her book Cook, Eat, Repeat. My version uses spinach instead of the original chard so this recipe is for spaghetti with spinach, chilli and anchovies.

catalan fish stew in a bowl

Catalan Fish Stew

The Catalunya region in the northeast of Spain is famous for its romesco sauce and this Catalan fish stew is definitely one that you will want to make time and again.

baked pears in a serving bowl

Cinnamon Baked Pears

These really easy-to-cook cinnamon-baked pears will fill your kitchen with the most beautiful aroma and are melt-in-the-mouth delicious.

catalan toasts

Catalan Toasts

Every region of Spain has its own tapas dishes and Catalonia is no exception. If you visit Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, you will find Catalan toasts on the menu in the majority of tapas bars.